CHSAA announces changes for 2020-21 athletic seasons

Posted at 11:02 PM, May 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-31 01:02:46-04

The CHSAA Legislative Council met virtually for the first time in its 99-year history on Friday.

They voted on more than 50 items, and made a number of changes to the Association's bylaws, which impacted things from alignment to the transfer rule.

Some of the changes include hockey splitting into two classifications, beginning with the 2020-21 season. The two-class split will place 20 teams into Class 5A, and 17 in 4A.

There will also be new playoff seeding for 4A and 5A basketball: using a combination of Maxpreps rankings, RPI standings, and a coaches poll.

The 2A baseball postseason will also change and now mirror what is done in 3A, 4A and 5A, with a 32-team regional bracket. All teams will qualify for the bracket via the RPI standings, and seeded by RPI. The top eight seeds will host regionals, and seeds Nos. 20-32 can be moved for geographic reasons.

In addition, field hockey will now have 12 playoff teams, instead of 8.

For the full list of changes, please click here.